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Maintenance Mechanic - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Maintenance Mechanic"

How much does a Maintenance Mechanic in the federal government get paid? $56,828.63* *Based on the 2017 average.

Maintenance Mechanic was the 48th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 6,172 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2017, the National Park Service hired the most employees titled Maintenance Mechanic, with an average salary of $52,547.

Government Maintenance Mechanic jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Maintenance Mechanic job is FWS-7, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-10. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This standard is used to grade nonsupervisory work involved in the maintenance and repair of grounds, exterior structures, buildings, and related fixtures and utilities, requiring the use of a variety of trade practices associated with occupations such as carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electrical, air conditioning, cement work, painting, and other related trades.

Agencies that have hired a Maintenance Mechanic

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
National Park Service 1,864 $52,547.09
Veterans Health Administration 1,414 $55,550.65
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 738 $72,001.12
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 309 $53,609.06
Indian Health Service 281 $53,905.65
National Institutes of Health 253 $66,351.02
Indian Affairs 243 $50,250.02
Forest Service 164 $50,990.80
Bureau of Reclamation 117 $67,523.34
Bureau of Land Management 109 $53,484.61
Customs and Border Protection 98 $59,108.42
Agricultural Research Service 94 $52,617.02
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 70 $60,482.80
National Cemetery Administration 65 $50,692.34
Federal Aviation Administration 38 $66,210.11
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 30 $57,560.13
National Institute of Standards and Technology 28 $64,719.86
Geological Survey 23 $52,444.39
Federal Emergency Management Agency 19 $65,450.53
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 18 $41,767.78
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 18 $62,283.00
U.S. Mint 18 $844.78
Federal Bureau of Investigation 17 $54,909.60
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 15 $56,377.60
Social Security Administration 13 $62,409.31
Public Buildings Service 12 $50,588.08
Department of Energy 12 $76,229.17
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 11 $54,361.45
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 10 $62,068.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 9 $54,009.33
Bureau of the Census 7 $61,927.29
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 6 $59,464.50
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 5 $72,888.60
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 5 $60,020.00
Presidio Trust 4 $69,242.25
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 3 $66,966.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 3 $64,613.33
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 3 $52,745.33
Mine Safety and Health Administration 3 $58,262.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 3 $66,902.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 3 $65,386.00
Departmental Administration 2 $65,761.00
U.S. Coast Guard 2 $47,604.00
Government Printing Office 2 $54,137.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 2 $58,227.00
Food and Drug Administration 2 $59,584.00
Program Support Center 2 $54,335.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $63,779.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $51,653.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $61,420.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $58,812.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $46,937.00

Maintenance Mechanic Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Maintenance Mechanic is $56,828.63. The highest paid Maintenance Mechanic made $114,430 in 2017.

Common Maintenance Mechanic Payscales

Payscale Number of Maintenance Mechanic Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 4,200
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 1,210
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 318
CE - Contract Education--year Long 135
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 107
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Non 75
FW - Wage Grade 32
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 27
XC - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Sup 20
CY - Contract Education--school Year 17
XB - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Lea 7
FL - Wage Leaders 6
KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory 5
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 4
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 4
XE - Supervisors Of Negotiated Rate Emp--fws 3
KX - Gpo Neg Rates/print Plant Workers, 100% 2

Starting Paygrade: $10.14 to $22.65 / hour at paygrade FWS-7
Maximum Paygrade: $11.56 to $26.93 / hour at paygrade FWS-10

Other Jobs at the FWS-7 Paygrade

FWS-7 is the starting paygrade for Maintenance Mechanic jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-7 paygrade.

Occupation Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Offset PhotographyFWS-7FWS-11
Braking-Switching and ConductingFWS-7FWS-9
Railroad Maintenance Vehicle OperatingFWS-5FWS-9
Crane OperatingFWS-7FWS-11

Average Maintenance Mechanic Pay Trend from 2004 to 2019

In 2004, the average pay for a Maintenance Mechanic was $43,142. Since then, the average pay has increased to $57,066 in 2019.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 4749.

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